Monday 12 July 2021

Message from our Mayor

I hope you and your families have been able to join in and celebrate our diverse and inclusive community through various events held recently.

NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but the celebrations are not confined to the week itself. This year the theme is Heal Country! It calls for everyone to seek out greater protection of Aboriginal lands, waters, scared sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction. There are still plenty of ways to get involved, you can find out more by visiting the NAIDOC website.

A budget built together

Our 2021/22 Budget is ready to deliver for current and future generations. We will invest in projects that will support and benefit our diverse community today and ensure we are well placed to prepare for future generations.

Endorsed at the Council meeting on 29 June, this year’s budget focuses on ensuring we deliver essential services whilst being aspirational and investing in things that matter to our community along with being financially sustainable over the long term.

Join the parkrun family

Westerfolds parkrun is a weekly free 5km community walk, jog or run event. It’s a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last.

Have your say to help shape our future

Tow seniors looking at laptop screen

After months of community consultation, our draft Council Plan 2021-2025 and Proposed 10 Year Financial Plan are now out for final community comment.

Going for Gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Olympics swimming race

With the 2020 Olympic Games beginning in just over a week, the excitement is building for athletes and spectators alike, including Donvale's Brendon Smith.

Plant a tree this National Tree Day

Two birds sitting on a tree branch

Plant a habitat tree or shrub in your own backyard and learn more about our habitat through a free webinar about wildlife in our backyards.

Civic Awards nominations now open

Nominate now for the Manningham Civic Awards

Get your nomination in and help us celebrate an outstanding Manningham resident in one of the five categories in our 2021 Manningham Civic Awards. 

Manningham Relay For Life is back

Candle vigil

Manningham Relay For Life is excited to be back fundraising and better than ever this year after COVID-19 forced its cancellation in 2020.

Stay active at Bimbadeen Reserve

New fitness equipment at Bimbadeen Reserve

A new fitness circuit at Bimbadeen Reserve, Lower Templestowe is helping users to keep moving with outdoor training in the colder weather.

Award of Merit for Valerie Polley

Valerie Polley OAM has been a tireless volunteer for the Warrandyte Historical Society for many years and has been instrumental in furthering the development of the Society. She was recently recognised for her exceptional contribution and going beyond the routine holding of office and awarded the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) Award of Merit.

Our Councillors

Council meetings

Our next Council meeting will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021.

The meeting will be broadcast virtually. You will be able to watch the meeting live on our Facebook page – although you don’t need a Facebook account to see it.

We encourage questions for Council which should be provided via email and received by 5.00pm on the Monday before the meeting.

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